Dr Ian Crookston
About Dr Ian Crookston
Ian Crookston first studied linguistics at the University of Hull where he also met and snapped up the wonderful Julia. Ian and Julia have two offspring, both at the time of writing progressing through university courses. After Hull, Ian received a PhD from the University of Reading for a dissertation which proposed a new theory of the grammatical behaviour of English adverbs. Nobody believed it.
Since 1991, Ian's main role has been as subject teacher in Linguistics and Phonetics on the BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences at Leeds Beckett University. He has a lasting interest in Practical Phonetics teaching and learning and is unjustifiably proud of having invented the English Pseudoword assessment task. He has also lectured in Grammar, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Clinical Linguistics, Psychology of Reading and Philosophy of Science.
Ian has been Admissions Tutor for the BSc (Hons) Clinical Language Sciences on and off since 1993, and has also been a Course Leader and an Assessments Officer.
Ian's favourite thing is a nice cosy murder, preferably one written by the unsurpassed Dorothy L. Sayers.